Capitals Call Up Latta, Put Hillen On LTIR

Hillen_2013The Washington Capitals made a pair of roster moves on Tuesday, putting defenseman Jack Hillen on long term injured reserve and calling up Michael Latta from AHL Hershey.

Hillen, 27, was injured in Washington’s home opener against Calgary, suffering a fractured right leg on this hit from Flames forward Lance Bouma.

The injury will keep Hillen shelved for 4-6 months, and the Caps will free up $700,000 in cap space by putting him on LTIR.

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk